La Liga Primera (Spain)

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standard table alt-3
Pld GD Pts ePld Rate
Bar Barcelona 27 32 58 1 1 26.6 2.18
RMa Real Madrid 27 30 56 2 2 26.5 2.11
Sev Sevilla 27 10 47 3 3 26.7 1.76
Get Getafe 27 12 46 5 4 27.1 1.70
RSo Real Sociedad 27 12 46 4 5 27.2 1.69
Atl Atlético Madrid 27 10 45 6 6 27.2 1.66
Val Valencia 27 −1 42 7 7 26.8 1.57
Gra Granada 27 1 38 9 8 26.8 1.42
Vil Villarreal 27 6 38 8 9 27.9 1.36
Bil Athletic Bilbao 27 6 37 10 10 27.5 1.35
Osa Osasuna 27 −4 34 11 11 27.1 1.26
Bet Real Betis 27 −5 33 12 12 26.5 1.24
Lev Levante 27 −8 33 13 13 26.6 1.24
Ala Alavés 27 −8 32 14 14 28.0 1.14
RVd Valladolid 27 −10 29 15 15 26.9 1.08
Eib Eibar 27 −14 27 16 16 27.1 1.00
Cel Celta Vigo 27 −12 26 17 17 26.3 0.99
Mal Mallorca 27 −16 25 18 18 27.9 0.90
Leg Leganés 27 −18 23 19 19 27.4 0.84
Esp Espanyol 27 −23 20 20 20 26.6 0.75

Key:

The league-table rankings are shown in the centre of the table, with the alt-3 league position in bold to the right, and the more standard league-table position (based on points already in the bag, with goal-difference to resolve ties where needed) shown in the grey section of the table, to the left.

In the central dark-blue vertical band are (typically) up- or down-arrows to indicate where teams are higher or lower in the alt-3 table than in the standard table. A solid arrow or indicates a difference of 3 or more league places.

The other numbers shown in the table are:

  • The usual league-table summaries:
    • Pld: matches played to date
    • GD: goal difference
    • Pts: league points accumulated to date
  • The alt-3 league table:
    • ePld: the alt-3 measure of each team's effective number of matches played to date.
      • Where ePld is less than the actual number Pld of matches played, the team has played tougher opposition than average and/or has played fewer matches at home than away; and vice-versa where ePld exceeds Pld.
      • Where the difference between Pld and ePld is a whole match or more, the team's numbers in the alt-3 table are colour-highlighted (in light green where ePld is less than Pld, and light red where the reverse is true).
      • Where schedule-strength imbalance is so strong that Pld and ePld differ by more than 2.0, the entry in the ePld column is shown in bold type
    • Rate: the league points per effective match played, i.e.,
      Rate = Pts ÷ ePld .
    The alt-3 league table is sorted according to the current values of Rate.

For further details on the method, see The league tables explained and (if you like maths!) The mathematical method explained.